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Mayor White Resigns Post
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Riverbank Mayor David I. White is resigning his position, retiring from his information technology job with Stanislaus County and moving out of the area as of May 27, City Manager Rich Holmer reported to the Riverbank City Council at its May 11 meeting, a session that White did not attend.

"This was a very tough decision as the City is striving to weather these tough, economic times. As I transition back to private life, I would like to thank you and your staff for all their assistance and professionalism," White wrote in his letter to Holmer and the council.

"I am also sorry the City must now go through the process of selecting another mayor. This is what made the decision so agonizing. The City will rebound as all great cities do and I am confident a leader will arise to continue moving the city forward..."

Appointed in early 2008 to complete the term of Councilmember Kathy Anaya, White was confirmed as a councilmember by election last November. This past January while vice mayor, he was selected Mayor by fellow council members when Chris Crifasi resigned to take another job in the Bay Area.

White will preside over the next meeting of the Council on May 25 to formally announce his resignation, said Holmer, and for the June 8 meeting the council will likely agendize discussion on how to choose his successor, whether by appointment or an election.

Holmer indicated that he thought it should be by election and the council should consolidate this with the November General Election.

White's sudden resignation comes as a blow to a city whose previous mayor - Crifasi - resigned scarcely a month after he had won reelection to a second four-year term.

Two current council members, Council Dave A. White and his grandson Jesse James White, also face a recall movement by Citizens For Fair Change.